Asbury, Michael Anthony

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Michael Anthony “Tony” Asbury, 59, of Elliston, Virginia died peacefully Tuesday night, June 22, 2021 at Lewis Gale Medical Center in Salem. Born March 23, 1962, Tony was the son of the late Raymond Eugene Asbury and Shirley Richardson Asbury. He was a graduate of Princeton High School and the Little French Beauty Academy. He was of the Christian faith.

All of his life, Tony worked in helping professions where he served and cared about people: first, at VOCA group homes where he worked with the mentally handicapped and disabled; then for Catawba State Hospital in Catawba, Virginia before finishing his career with Good Samaritan Hospice of the New River Valley. Tony enjoyed cooking, traveling, and being with family and friends. He loved his many pets over the years.

Tony is preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers. Dana Scott Asbury and Timothy Eugene Asbury. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 30 years, Janice Asbury of the home; stepsons Matt Carter of the home and Mark Carter of Bluefield, West Virginia; granddaughter Hannah Carter of Bluefield, West Virginia; nephews Chris Asbury of Christiansburg, Virginia, John Asbury of Radford, Virginia, and Josh Asbury of Princeton, West Virginia; brother-in-laws Ivan Marshall of Elliston and Kenneth Widener of Bluefield; sister-in-law Jo Ann Henry and husband Claude of Botetourt, Virginia; dear friends Clayton Hall and Eddie Smith of Princeton, West Virginia; and his beloved dog, Dusty, of the home.

Funeral services will include a one-hour visitation from 11:00 a.m. to noon, followed by a service from noon to 1:00 p.m. at Seneca Baptist Church in Elliston, Virginia Monday, June 28, 2021. Internment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Bluefield, West Virginia. Pallbearers will be Chris Asbury, John Asbury, Matt Carter, Mark Carter, Clayton Hall, and Kenneth Widener.

The family would like to thank Dr. Richard Prokopchak, Dr. Michael Davis, Dr. Laflam and the Davita Dialysis Center, Intrepid Home Healthcare, and the Shawsville and Christiansburg Ambulance Service.

McCoy Funeral Home in Blacksburg, Virginia is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at their website.